Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation (CASPA) was the name chosen by the North Coast Children's Home Inc in 2000. In 2013 CASPA, which was linked with Anglicare, provided residential and outreach programmes for children and young people in out-of-home care, foster care, disability care and mental health.
By the early twentieth century the North Coast Children's Home was changing its purpose and young people in its care found the name stigmatising and asked if it could be changed. According to CASPA's website, the name CASPA was inspired by the cartoon character Casper the friendly ghost.
c. 1920 - c. 2000 North Coast Children's Home
c. 2000 - Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation
Sources used to compile this entry: CASPA, 'The North Coast Children's Home', in Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation, 2012-2013, http://www.caspa.asn.au/short-history.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 23 July 2013, Last modified: 29 July 2015